Computer Science

Harry Lewis at Commencement 2015
College

Harry Lewis To Retire After 46 Years

​After this semester, computer science professor and former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 will teach only two more semesters before he officially retires on July 1, 2020.

Challenge in the SOCH
Computer Science

Challenge in the SOCH

Harvard Computer Society
College

Email Lists Revealing Students’ Private Information Remained Public for Years

More than 1.4 million emails—some divulging Harvard students’ grades, financial aid information, and at least one individual's Social Security number—were open to the public until Monday.

Berryline
College

Harvard Square Businesses Call Datamatch 'Good Advertising Tool'

As pairs of students flock en masse to Harvard Square eateries after Datamatch, employees say the dates bring in welcome traffic.

IOP Artificial Intelligence Panel
IOP

Panel Experts Talk Artificial Intelligence Ethics

​Computer science and public policy experts from Harvard and MIT spoke at a Kennedy School forum Thursday night about the potential of eliminating human bias and errors in policy-making through artificial intelligence.

Datamatch
Computer Science

Datamatch

The Harvard Computer Society’s Datamatch is a program that annually matches students based on responses to an online survey.

Largest Courses Graph
College

Economics 10b Enrolls Most Students for Fourth Consecutive Year

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring.

IOP

Leaders Discuss Future of Artificial Intelligence

Leading figures in the field of artificial intelligence discussed its present and potential future impact on individuals and nations at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum Friday.

College

SEAS Expects Increase in Concentrators, Strives for Greater Diversity in School Makeup

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is projected to see increased numbers of undergraduate concentrators when sophomores declare their fields of study on Nov. 17, continuing a trend of fast growth since 2007.

SEAS

SEAS Finalizes List of Academic Areas Moving to Allston

Four teaching areas as well as the soft materials and robotics units make up the final list of groups that will move to Allston.

CS50 Lecture
College

Harvard Moves Forward in CS50 Trademark Application

The letters “TM” could eventually adorn the T-shirts and posters seen around campus for Harvard’s flagship undergraduate computer science course.

Student Groups

CS50 at Yale Hits Sophomore Slump

​Harvard’s Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” saw a significant drop in enrollment at Yale University as it kicks off its second year. In the meantime, the course staff have been busy making changes to the course’s curriculum, staff, and lecture structure.

CS50 Lecture
Student Life

CS50 Expands Office Hour Locations to HSA

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I,” the College’s extremely popular and notoriously carnival-like introductory computer science course, will use part of the fourth floor of the Harvard Student Agencies building to hold additional office hours during the fall semester.

Course Enrollment Graph Fall 2016
College

Ec. Surpasses Computer Science in College’s Fall Enrollment

In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.

CS50 Lecture
College

CS50 Moves Away from Traditional Lectures, Toward Virtual Reality

Students enrolled in CS50 this fall will only be asked to attend two lectures in person, among other changes announced for the popular course.